Band now planning to hit Disneyland with Mystery Jets
Klaxons returned to Los Angeles for the first time since winning the Nationwide Mercury Prize to perform for a celebrity-filled crowd at the Henry Fonda Theatre last night (September 26).
The band began the night explaining that this would be the first show Jamie Reynolds was going to play without the cast, which he’s needed since breaking his ankle while stage-diving in France this summer.
“For those of you who don’t know, Jamie (Reynolds) recently broke his leg and it’s still pretty fucked up,” James Righton told the audience.
However, the Klaxons co-frontman powered through, bravely removing his cast before the show and motoring across the stage.
Those in the audience included Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys ( who had performed in Los Angeles earlier in the week ), Dirty Pretty Things‘ Carl Barat and Nick Valensi from The Strokes. They all sang along loudly to several songs, including ‘Golden Skans’, ‘Isle Of Her’ and ‘As Above So Below’.
“This is great LA!” shouted Righton after an enthusiastic fan crowd-surfed right in front of him.
Guitarist Simon Taylor appeared to enjoy himself immensely, playing his guitar down in the pit and nearly swallowing his microphone.
Earlier Mystery Jets kicked off the night with a rousing set during which they previewed new material.
“This next song might be our next single, depending on… you,” said bassist Kai Fish before launching into ‘The Boy Who Ran Away’. “A really big thank you to Klaxons for inviting us on this amazing American adventure,” he added.
Before the show, vocalist/keyboardist Blaine Harrison told NME.COM that they had to be dragged away from a pool party at the house of drummer Tennessee Thomas of The Like to make it in time for soundcheck.
“We were drinking Cadillac margaritas by the pool under amazing blue skies,” he said, adding that they were all planning to go to Disneyland with Klaxons the following day.
–By our Los Angeles staff.